Jodey Peyton

Entomologist and Ecologist

Jodey, a highly experienced entomologist and ecologist, is the Biodiversity Science Area Coordinator for CEH (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) and regularly visits FarmED to conduct field surveys of the insects living above and below ground.


‘A large part of my role involves farmland ecology and I am lucky enough to be working with farmers looking at the role of biodiversity on farms,’ Jodey says.

With a BSc in Zoology from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Biological Recording from the University of Birmingham, Jodey’s research interests include agroecology, grassland ecology, landscape ecology and conservation, plant-insect and plant-soil interactions and sustainable land management. Her primary field survey skills are in plant identification but she also undertakes pollinator surveys.

Jodey has worked as an ecologist for the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and as a researcher for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI). Her previous role at CEH was as a field surveyor for the Countryside Survey.

Her current role also involves supporting the UK’s national biological schemes and societies and she particularly enjoys communicating the work of this volunteer effort though public engagement.​